Bulgaria hands over Committee of Ministers’ chairmanship to Estonia

Committee of Ministers 18 May 2016 Sofia

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers passed from Bulgaria to Estonia, at the end of a session held on 18 May in Sofia and attended by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe’s 47 member states. The outgoing Chair, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, presented the...

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Committee of Ministers meets in Sofia

Committee of Ministers 19 May 2016 Strasbourg

The Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Council of Europe’s 47 member States met in Sofia on 18 May. The session was chaired by Daniel Mitov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers. Rossen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria, addressed...

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Chair of the Committee of Ministers and Deputy Secretary General on official visit to Georgia

Deputy Secretary General 9 May 2016 Tbilisi

Chair of the Committee of Ministers Daniel Mitov and Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni paid an official visit to Georgia in order to hold high-level meetings and to launch the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia for 2016-2019. In Tbilisi, Daniel Mitov and Gabriella...

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Statement by Daniel Mitov on Leyla and Arif Yunus

Committee of Ministers 22 April 2016 Strasbourg

“I welcome the decision of the Azerbaijani authorities to allow Leyla and Arif Yunus to travel to the Netherlands for medical treatment. This constitutes a positive step following the recent decision of President Aliyev to pardon a number of political activists, journalists and human rights...

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Daniel Mitov: "intolerance and hatred undoubtedly represent a threat to our democracies"

Parliamentary Assembly Session 19 April 2016 Strasbourg

“Governments and political leaders should refrain from using xenophobic rhetoric linking migrants to social problems or security risks, thereby making the integration of the few migrants staying in the country even more problematic”, said Daniel Mitov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and...

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Strengthening judicial independence and impartiality: Council of Europe presents action plan, 2016-2021

Council of Europe 19 April 2016 Strasbourg

Council of Europe Secretary General Jagland and Bulgarian Foreign Affairs Minister Mitov to open the conference

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Escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region

Committee of Ministers 5 April 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Daniel Mitov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

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In times of crisis, Europe cannot afford to disregard children’s rights

Council of Europe 5 April 2016 Sofia

With the new challenges Europe is facing today, governments cannot afford to put children’s rights on the backburner, said participants of the Council of Europe conference that started in Sofia today. “Keeping Europe anchored in democracy, universal human rights and the rule of law is our...

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Lilyana Pavlova: “The work of the Committee of Ministers can be strengthened by the contribution of local and regional authorities”

Committee of Ministers 24 March 2016 Strasbourg

On the occasion of the 30th Session of the Congress, Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works of Bulgaria, spoke on behalf of the Bulgarian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers. She addressed the various areas of common concern of the Committee of Ministers and the...

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Terrorist attacks in Brussels

Committee of Ministers 22 March 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Daniel Mitov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

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Declaration by Daniel Mitov, Chair of the Committee of Ministers

Committee of Ministers 10 March 2016 Strasbourg

The case of Ms Nadiya Savchenko has been raised on a number of occasions within the Committee of Ministers. The Committee has already expressed its concern about Ms Savchenko’s health condition and called on the Russian authorities to release her without delay on humanitarian grounds. In my...

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Terrorist attack in Ankara

Committee of Ministers 18 February 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Daniel Mitov, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

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Bulgaria has become a pillar of stability in the Balkan region

Parliamentary Assembly session 26 January 2016 Strasbourg

Address by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev

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The fight against terrorism will continue to be a priority far beyond our chairmanship

Parliamentary Assembly session 25 January 2016 Strasbourg

Allocution by Daniel Mitov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers

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Istanbul terrorist attack

Chairman of the Committee of Ministers 12 January 2016 Strasbourg

Statement by Daniel Mitov, Chairman of the Committee of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria

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18 November 2015 – European Day for the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Committee of Ministers 18 November 2015 Strasbourg

Statement by Daniel Mitov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers

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Terrorist attacks in Paris

Chairman of the Committee of Ministers 14 November 2015

Statement by Daniel Mitov, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers

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Bosnia and Herzegovina hands over chairmanship to Bulgaria

Committee of Ministers 10 November 2015 Strasbourg

The Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today passed from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Bulgaria, at a meeting at the Organisation's Strasbourg headquarters, attended by representatives of its 47 member States. Before handing over the chairmanship to his successor, the...

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Secretary General visits Bulgaria prior to Council of Europe Chairmanship

Secretary General 12 October 2015 Sofia

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland is paying an official visit to Bulgaria on 12 October to hold meetings with the President of the Republic, Rosen Plevneliev, the President of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva, the Prime Minister, Boyko Borissov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Daniel...

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